There are no Britons left in the singles draw of the ITF $25k GB Pro Series tournament in Woking, after wild card Freya Christie lost to fourth seed Andreea Amalia Rosca 7-6 6-3.
After suffering an early break, Christie fought back from 1-3 down to lead 5-3 after some aggressive play. However, Christie was unable to serve out the match and then couldn’t take set points on her opponent’s serve as the set went to a tie break. Christie was unable to take any sort of hold in the tie break, struggling on serve, allowing the Romanian to take the opening set.
The Brit had more chances to take a hold of the match in the second set, but failed to capitalise after breaking the Romanian’s service game twice early on. And after Rosca broke Christie’s serve for a third successive time, there was no way back for 20 year-old.
Christie looked frustrated throughout the match as her opponent showed just why she is ranked 330 places above her. Freya will know she had her chances and will take plenty of positives out of the tournament, once the dust settles on a difficult loss today.
Yesterday’s three-hour win of Francesca Jones meant that the youngster has had her best singles run at ITF $25k level this season and Christie can go into next week’s event in Chiswick with confidence.